year 6, Issue 12 (10-2016)                   mmi 2016, 6(12): 51-66 | Back to browse issues page

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Following the increasing automobile dependency life style, there is a need for new pathways and roadways every day. That’s why the valuable buildings and historical heritage located on the route of these paths are subject to demolition. Such reckless behaviors which are just born out of a sort of thought and functional need, will give rise to form some unknown concepts of historical fabrics of the cities. The consequence of this ignorance has been resulted in blemishing the historical and cultural identity of the urban spaces in historical cities such as Isfahan. Amongst the most abnormal examples of such measures, as it is the focus of this study, we can indicate the overnight destruction of Khosro Agha historic public bathhouse in order to construct Hakim Street. The street, in a struggle to be constructed for many years, was seeking to demolish and isolate a valuable and historical building around Safavid Dolat Khane. This qualitative research, with a historical-descriptive approach based on library and field studies and aiming to make the architectural and historical lines of Khosro Agha historic public bathhouse recognizable and clear again, has described how Hakim Street has been constructed and how a part of the historical fabric of Isfahan has been torn down and the precious building of this bathhouse has been destructed. Its major hypothesis is also to propose a revitalization method for Khosro Agha historic public bathhouse referring to the remained documents and according to the rules and regulations of conservation charters. Regarding the above mentioned issues, the result of this study is to emphasize the restoration of the downtrodden identity of a part of our country’s architectural history in one of the scientific feasibility studied methods.

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